Notre-Dame fire: Artists pay homage

Drawings from artists around the world have been shared throughout the night on social media to pay homage to Notre-Dame.Here we select a few to share.

16 April 2019
Cartoon representing Quasimodo holding the cathedral Notre-Dame while cryingQuasimodo holding the Cathedral - twitter
By Selma Daddi

Many refer to Quasimodo, le bossu de Notre-Dame (the hunchback of Notre-Dame), the most-known character and bell-ringer of the cathedral in the novel of Victor Hugo.
Here he appears crying over the cathedral that he holds firmly in his arms.

A drawing of Zou shows Quasimodo crying outside the Cathedral while it burns, saying ‘goodbye my beautiful lady’.

Canadian cartoonist Graeme MacKay has drawn the two towers of the cathedral in Paris colours and a broken heart in between the fire and the towers.

French cartoonist Aurélie Pedrajas has drawn the Eiffel tower crying and bringing support to the Cathedral on fire. The Eiffel tower says ‘it’s going to be okay, beautiful’.

Another artist who signed TB has shown Marianne, a symbol of the Republic, hugging the cathedral while a tear falls on her cheek.

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